Thirty-one zoning permits were issued in May by the Schuylkill County Zoning Office at the courthouse in Pottsville, and the cost of construction was estimated at more than $780,000. Obtaining permits were:

John P. and Barbara L. Belsak, New Ringgold, to construct a two-car garage addition to an existing garage for $2,500; Mary Biscoe, Mahanoy City, garage, $4,339; David and Rosalee Rehrig, East Brunswick Township, prefab horse shed, $5,000; Carl and Marjorie Faust, East Brunswick Township, greenhouse shed, $11,000.

Paul Vuksta, Minersville, pole building, $13,000; George and Patti Jo Minnich, Tremont, laundry room, $12,000; Heather M. Horning, Washington Township, in-ground pool, $21,500; Jennifer Sendatch Dresher, Frackville, addition to home, $12,000; Matthew Brandt, Pine Grove, porch, $2,000; William and Donna Bernasz, Cass Township, deck, $800; Wayne S. Moreland, Landingville, two-story residential addition, $70,000; Jason Beltz, Pine Grove, deck, $7,500.

Cardinal Investment Company, LLC, Pine Grove, conversion of one office to one apartment, $2,500; David and Sandra Rodriguez, Washington Township, deck expansion, $3,000; Thomas and Melissa Luckenbill, Washington Township, garage, $9,000; Crystal Brown and Kris Brown, Washington Township, home occupancy massage therapy, $500; Steven and Justine Leitzel, Tower City, replace back porch and construct second story bedroom, $3,866.

Betty Krasno, Minersville, retail variety store, $5,000; Carl Savage, Tower City, deck, $17,000; Dennis L. and Miriam I. Nolt, Washington Township, chicken house, $112,000; Robert H. and Janell Kimmel, Barry Township, shed, $34,900; Robert and Lanehe Singwine, Tower City, pavilion, $6,900; Scott Brennan, Cass Township, garage, $14,265; John P. Griffin Jr., Frackville, shed, $3,000; Leo J. Rauber, Gordon, pole building, $30,000; Frederick and Ardine Fisher, Washington Township, home, $115,000;

Schuylkill Community Actin, Gordon, home, $175,000; Shaen and Heather Estes, Tower City, home, $186,643; Dean R. Nicholas, Tremont, carport roof, $3,000 and William and Joyce Buggy, Cass Township, porch and steps, $3,640.